Minsk is a Capital of the Republic of Belarus, and it’s located in the central part of the country. For the first time Minsk was mentioned in 1067.
Almost completely rebuilt after destructive World War II, nowadays it has wide streets, large parks, beautiful architecture, nice bars and restaurants. Minsk offers almost everything you need from a modern city, whether you came on business or enjoy weekend. During the city tour you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the most famous places of interest in Minsk:
Victory Square - one of the main monuments dedicated to the Great Patriotic War. In the center of the square there is a 40 m high obelisk with the Victory order on the top.
Troetskoe Predmestie - the historical part of Minsk that survived after the destroying Great Patriotic War. This place will give you an idea what the town looked like in the past.
Minsk City Hall - was a symbol of the Magdeburg right that the city received in 1499. It was reconstructed in 2003 on the same place where it stood from 1582 until 1851 when it was destroyed.
City Gate - two symmetrical buildings across the street from the railway station that could be perceived as a gate to the city for the visitors arriving by train or by bus to Minsk.
Independence avenue - is the main thoroughfare of the city crossing Minsk from the south-west to the north-east. Only 10 houses survived on the avenue after the Great Patriotic War. Now it’s the main avenue of Minsk.
National Library - 25-storied building in shape of a diamond, that is one of the most substantial projects in modern Belarus.
Red church is the Roman-Catholic church of St.Semeon and St.Elena. Independence Square – is one of the biggest squares in Europe (half of the kilometer in length).
Island of tears - the monument that was opened in memory of the sons of Belarus who died beyond the bounds of the country in the Afghanistan War.
Arrival at the Minsk airport, meeting the guide.
Visiting the Mound of Glory, a distinctive landmark 21 km from Minsk, on the way to the hotel. People brought handfuls of soil from nine Hero Cities of the former Soviet Union and from the battlegrounds of World War II to make the Mound.
Check in at the hotel
Overnight in Minsk
Day 2 MINSK – DUDUTKI
The museum complex of Dudutki dedicated to ancient folk crafts and technologies! You will have an exciting trip into the world of the age-old manners and occupations as well as the tasting of distinctive Belarusian dishes and horse-riding.
The museum is located 40 km far from Minsk, in Pukhovichi district, in a picturesque place near the Ptich River, kilometer and a half away from the village of Dudichi.
Minsk city tour. You will see the capital’s main monuments and places of interest: The National Library building, Victory Square with its 38-meter obelisk and the eternal flame commemorating the heroes of World War II, the Trinity suburb and the Afghanistan War Monument on the Island of Tears, the Upper town, the Catholic and Orthodox Cathedrals, Independence Square with the House of Government, the KGB historical office, the Residence of the President, the Ice Hockey Arena and a football stadium, etc.
Optional thematic trip to the Museum of antique Belarusian crafts “Dudutki”* (~40 km from Minsk). This fascinating journey includes excursions, attractions and fine food await you. You will be able to taste fresh home-baked bread with a village butter and herbal tea at baker’s and miller’s. There will also be home-distilled vodka at the brewery, traditional cheese and, of course, famous Belarusian bacon with cabbage. A wood crafting master, a potter and a blacksmith will share the secrets of their craftsmanship and show their best during the master class. At the end, everyone will be offered to go for a ride in a horse cart. Comeback to Minsk.
Overnight in Minsk
Day 3 BEREZENSKI BIOSPHERE RESERVE
The Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve is the oldest and the only natural area of protection in the Republic of Belarus of the highest rank. It is a unique place in Europe, where in the same area in the wild lives a Big European Five of large mammals - elk, bison, bear, wolf and lynx, and they are guaranteed to be seen at a distance of several meters in Forest Zoo.
While visiting the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve you have an opportunity to climb the 15-meter watchtower and to see the magnificent panorama of a bog, to walk on bear trails - here is home to nearly a half of the Belarusian population of brown bear and to find your own reason to come again!
Optional trip to the Berezenski biosphere reserve*. “Bisons in Berezinski” is an amazing journey (~100 km from Minsk) to the pristine Belarusian nature. The Berezina biosphere reserve is a unique place, its territory is inhabited by the Big Fifth of Large European Mammals: the elk, the bison, the bear, the wolf and the lynx. The tour includes visiting the Museum of nature and animal open-air cages
Another optional tour is “BELAZ: the giants’ world”. Would you like to immerse yourself in the world of giant technologies? Then we suggest you a fascinating tour to the world’s famous truck plant in Zhodino. The very place where you can see the giant machines, hear the sound of the engines that shake the earth in the quarries worldwide, try to reach out to the middle of the wheel of the largest truck in the history, and finally come up to the cabin of the legendary BelAZ
Overnight in Minsk
Day 4 MIR, NESVIZH Castles
Both castles are worth seeing, especially considering the fact that they are located not far from each other (34 km), and 109 km far from Minsk.
Mir Castle is a unique monument of Belarusian architecture. It is included into the UNESCO List of World Heritage. It was built in the Gothic style at the end of 15th - early 16th century. The Castle is a square building with the towers at its corners. One of Mir's towers was a go-through and had a drawbridge and iron lattice that could stop a sudden attack easily. The castle represented an unassailable fortification - its walls were protected by two rows of loop-holes and towers were adjusted to shooting from heavy guns.
The Mir's underground system of communication is so large that some of its parts have not been investigated yet. According to one of the legends, a faithful servant of the lord hid the treasures in one of the numerous underpasses of the castle and exploded the entrance. And now people believe that there is a ghost in the castle that guards the treasures and frightens the visitors of Mir Castle.
Nesvizh is one of the oldest and most mysterious cities in Belarus. At the end of the 15th - early 16th century the Radzivilles began the construction of a new castle on the place of the previous one made of wood. The beauty and splendor of decoration of the new residence could have left many royal courts far behind: parquet flooring made of the most valuable sorts of wood, stucco ceiling and gold-plated or painted walls. Nesvizh Castle also has its ghost - the Black Dame strolling along dark corridors of the palace during moonless nights.
Optional day tour «Belarusian Castles»* (~100 km from Minsk). The legendary Mir Castle, a UNESCO site included in the World Heritage List, is situated in the very typical small town of Western Belarus. Once famous for its national diversity, Mir town led a special way of life. Feel that atmosphere while visiting Mir, which by the way means “Peace”. Then we move to Nesvizh (~32 km) and visit the 16-th century palace and the park of the noble Radzivill family. You will also see the Farny Church, the oldest baroque style building in the Eastern Europe, city hall of Nesvizh and some remains of town fortifications. Return to Minsk (~120 km).
Overnight in Minsk
Day 5 DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
(*) Optional payments. Changes are assumed in the order of activities, itineraries, late arrivals, the reduction of time spent in the city and at the hotel due to the delay at the border, heavy traffic, etc.
4**** (Victoria Olimp)
5***** (Crown Plaza)
Price per person
Group 5 persons
Group 10 persons
Group 15 persons
The price includes:
Meeting at the airport;
Transfer from the airport to the hotel;
Accommodation with breakfasts according to the program;
Transfer from the hotel to the airport;
Minsk city tour
Museum of antique Belarussian craft «Dudutki»
Trip to the Berezenski biosphere reserve
«BELAZ: the world's giants»
Hotel “Belarus” 3***
Hotel “Belarus”, being the hallmark of Minsk, for many years has maintained the status of the best hotel in the capital. Convenient location in the centre of Minsk, the harmony of style and comfort, a wide range of services, the ability to accept and accommodate a large number of guests make Hotel “Belarus” a popular place of temporary residence for both business and leisure travelers alike.
Crowne Plaza Minsk 5*****
It is an upscale 5 star hotel located in the center of Minsk, Belarus. This is a place for a business traveler to find comfortable and exciting environment for rest, work and entertainment. Each of our 151 guest rooms combines modern and classic elegance and are full of comfort. Crowne Plaza Minsk is a place where You can find all necessary facilities: well-designed, cozy rooms, business facilities, conference halls, restaurants "Empire" and "Dolce Vita" with exquisite cuisine, Star Cafe, fitness center with swimming pool, Princess SPA, night club "Next" and casino.
Minsk Marriott Hotel 5*****
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Victoria Olimp 4****
One of the best 4* hotels in Minsk. The Hotel is situated in the very centre of business and cultural life of the city. A buffet breakfast is included. As the first four stars hotel in Belarus, Minsk hotel maintains its reputation with dignity to be the best hotel in the sphere of the hospitality services in the country and to improve the modes and methods of guest service.
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